Farming

Farming

Farming
Welcome to this group for all farmers and anyone with an interest in farming. Read our blog to see how we're working with farmers and to find out where you can meet us at events.
Latest blog posts
  • Showcasing wildlife friendly farming advice at Cereals 2015

    Most folk involved in arable farming will either have visited or know of Cereals, one of Europe’s premier agricultural shows. This year the show was held on 10-11 th June at Boothby Graffoe, and the RSPB hosted a stand along with approximately 1000...
  • Open Farm Sunday and other visitors to Hope Farm

    One of the real pleasures of working at Hope Farm is showing visitors around. Many of our visitors are specifically invited due to their areas of work, influence or interest such as the visit by Farming Minister George Eustice MP last autumn at a crucial...
  • Open Farm Sunday at Hope Farm, come and visit us

    Much has been written about the growing disconnect between the increasingly urbanised population of the UK, where its food comes from and the wildlife in the countryside. For conservationists this is worrying. Wildlife may become less valued and the importance...
  • The all nature benefits of wader scrapes

    For the past four years, I have had the privilege of spending my summers carrying out breeding wader surveys in the Glenwherry area of the Antrim Hills. Our uplands often fail to get a mention when conservationists talk about ‘wetlands’ but...
  • Rare arable plants reap the benefits of cirl bunting management

    When was the last time you walked past an arable field and saw weasel’s snout, corn spurrey, common poppy, sharp leaved flullen or the unmistakable vibrant blue of the cornflower? Maybe you are fortunate to live in an area abundant with arable flora...
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